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City Hosting First Juneteenth Flag-Raising Ceremony At Daley Plaza Monday As Kickoff To Week-Long Celebrations

The Juneteenth flag will be raised at Daley Plaza as part of Chicago's first day of observance for the holiday honoring the liberation of enslaved people.

Downtown
8:40 AM CDT

‘Life-Threatening’ Currents, Waves Will Make It Dangerous To Swim In Lake Michigan Monday

This week is expected to be mostly sunny and warm in Chicago, though.

Citywide
8:37 AM CDT

Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium And Other Museums Will Stay Open Late Friday To Celebrate Chicago Reopening

Chicago — and the rest of Illinois — will move into Phase 5 of reopening Friday.

Downtown

Up To 200 Birds A Night Die Crashing Into McCormick Place Windows. Turning Off Half The Lights Could Save Them, Study Finds

A new study shows birds are attracted to lit windows — which results in deadly collisions. Turning off half the lights at McCormick Place could result in a nearly 60 percent drop in birds crashing, Field Museum researchers found.

Downtown

Why Teachers At Chicago’s First All-Male Charter Network Have Gone On Strike

Teachers voted unanimously to strike in late May and want pay increases that would put their salaries closer to those of teachers at CPS schools.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Lightfoot’s Plan To Ban Alcohol Sales After 10 PM ‘Dead On Arrival,’ Alderman Says

“You can’t kneecap a whole industry of mostly independent small businesses ... because of anecdotal concerns about quality of life,” one expert said.

Citywide

Naming Riverwalk And Park — Not Lake Shore Drive — After Du Sable A Better Way To Honor City Founder, Lightfoot Says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan was announced after aldermen proposed naming Lake Shore Drive after du Sable, which angered some residents.

Downtown

Lollapalooza’s Daily Schedule Is Out, With 1-Day Tickets Going On Sale Noon Wednesday

Miley Cyrus is set to headline Thursday; Tyler, the Creator will lead Friday; Post Malone will headline Saturday and the Foo Fighters will give the finale Sunday.

Downtown

Change From ‘Alderman’ To ‘Alderperson’ Gets Mixed Response In City Council

Ald. Jeanette Taylor noted the change is "about identity," but Ald. Pat Dowell said she prefers to keep the title "alderman."

Citywide

Chicago Cultural Center Reopens With Store Selling Locally Made Goods, New Exhibits

The Cultural Center had been closed since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Downtown

CTA Offering Discounted Passes To Get Riders Back As City Reopens

Discounted one-, three- and seven-day passes are available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Citywide

Liquor Sale Curfew, DuSable Delayed: Here’s Everything You Need To Know Out Of City Council

There was little change for the most controversial items that were on the City Council docket, but aldermen did approve multiple projects in the neighborhoods.

Citywide

City Council Approves Thompson Center Zoning Change, Paving The Way For A Sale

The rezoning of the Helmut Jahn-designed building allows for a high-rise to be built at the property, as state leaders try to sell it to a private developer.

Downtown

Lake Shore Drive Won’t Be Renamed DuSable Drive — Yet — As Aldermen Stall Vote For A Month

Two aldermen teamed up to block a vote on the name change at least until the next City Council meeting.

Downtown

$1.3 Billion Plan To Build Skyscrapers, Townhomes And Parks On Part Of Moody Bible’s Campus Approved By City Council

Aldermen approved the North Union project, which will annex about half of Moody Bible Institute's campus.

Near North Side, River North

Chicago Beaches Officially Reopen Friday With Lifeguards, Amenities

Concessions will make their return for Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

Lake Shore Drive Could Be Renamed Du Sable Drive Today As City Council Prepares To Vote

City Council will consider changing the iconic drive's name over Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s objections.

Downtown

Thompson Center Sale Moves Closer To Reality, Moody Bible Institute Megadevelopment Ready For City Council Vote

The city's zoning committee also approved projects in Lawndale, Englewood, Bronzeville, West Loop, Wicker Park and McKinley Park.

Downtown

Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags

The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

Lightfoot’s Plan For Police Oversight Released As Battle Brews Over Her Proposal And Aldermen-Backed ‘United Proposal’

Lightfoot's plan and the United Proposal differ in several ways — chief among them being that Lightfoot and future mayors would pick the police superintendent under her proposal.

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